Book by THOMAS MEEHAN
Music by CHARLES STROUSE
Lyrics by MARTIN CHARNIN
Original Broadway Production Directed by MARTIN CHARNIN
Based on “Little Orphan Annie”®
By Permission of Tribune Content Agency, LLC
Presented on Broadway by Mike Nichols
Produced by Irwin Meyer, Stephen R. Friedman, Lewis Allen, Alvin Nederlander Associates Inc., The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Icarus Productions
Licensed exclusively by Music Theatre International (Australasia).
All performance materials supplied by Hal Leonard Australia
March 5-14, 2021
Rockdale Town Hall
Based on the popular comic strip by Harold Gray, Annie has become a worldwide phenomenon and was the winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical. Annie is the perfect family-friendly musical and features some of the greatest theatre hits ever written, including "Tomorrow."
With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone's hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. She is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City Orphanage that is run by the cruel, embittered Miss Hannigan. With the help of the other girls in the Orphanage, Annie escapes to the wondrous world of NYC. In adventure after fun-filled adventure, Annie finds a new home and family in billionaire, Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary, Grace Farrell, and a loveable mutt named Sandy.
Director: Hannah Barn
Musical Director: Callum Close
Choreographer: Victoria Lewis
Annie - Ashley Howell / Billie-Rose Brotherson
Duffy - Gabrielle Daggar / Allee Reynolds
Pepper - Tiana Bishara / Zoe Jasczyk
July - Keira Blackmore / Charlotte Ring
Tessie - Imara Saad / Rosemary Finnerty
Kate - Matilda Teiotu / April Ingham
Molly - India Ryan / Asher Foxe
Oliver Warbucks - Edward Mafi
Agatha Hannigan - Nicole Butler
Grace Farrell - Julie Ryan
Rooster Hannigan - Bruno Scarpelli Lily
St Regis - Hannah Connell
FDR - Paul Adderley
Bert Healy - Jeff Mabey
Bonnie Boylan/Star to Be - Lucy Vella
Connie Boylan/Usherette - Olivia Harvey
Ronnie Boylan/Sophie - Pauline Pielago
Mrs. Pugh - Rebecca Saad
Howe - Jack Miller
Ensemble - Abbey Heinecke, Myah Boyne, Indianna Thompson
Charlotte Heinecke, Isabel Bova, Charlize Main
Featured Dancers - Alannah Kuti, Jordyn Burns, Annie Beardsley
We'd like to thank everyone who expressed interest and auditioned to be apart of the show last weekend, both RMS and the production team were very impressed with the caliber of talent from everyone who auditioned. It is good to know that so many people are ready to go back on the stage as soon as we are allowed.
RMS has worked closely with Bayside Council to develop a COVID safe plan which has been registered ensuring we are COVID safe business. The rehearsals for Annie will be run within the current NSW Health guidelines and adapted to suit restrictions and guidelines given by the appropriate official department.